Taro Kuriyama

A running list of favorite fantasy and sci-fi titles.


Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time (1993 - 2013)
Classic high fantasy. Completed by Sanderson after Jordan\'s passing.

Patrick Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicle (2007 -)
An immersive series that hooks all readers... still eagerly awaiting the completion of the trilogy as of 2020.

Brandon Sanderson, The Stormlight Archive (2010 - )
High fantasy in the making, an epic in the tradition of Jordan...


J Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5 (1994 - 1998)
Space opera at its finest. Perhaps the greatest sci-fi on screen.

Frank Herbert, Dune (1965 - 1985)
The classic series spanning an expansive timeline and grand themes.

Lois McMasters Bujold, The Vorkosigan Saga (1986 - )
Excellent characters with varied stories in a mix of traditional and sci-fi themes.

Star Trek: Voyager (1995 - 2001)
O Captain! My Captain!

James S.A. Corey, The Expanse (2011 - )
A modern classic in the making, expanded into a high-quality TV adaptation.

Honorable Mentions

Christelle Dabos, La Passe-Miroir (2013 - )
A coming of age story, with plenty of smoke and mirrors. Written in French.

Jasper Fforde, Early Riser (2018)
An inventive fantasy with unexpected twists.

Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn (2006 - )
A good Sanderson epic to enjoy while waiting for installments of The Stormlight Archive.

Mark Lawrence, The Book of the Ancestor (2017 - 2019)
A coming of age story in an accessible, self-contained trilogy.